Reckless Love

By now, we’ve probably all heard the song Reckless Love by Cory Asbury, right? (If you haven’t, I’m putting the Spotify link at the end of this post with the lyrics.) They just about ran it into the ground for a while… LOL. I’ve read many posts and memes about this song and Cory Asbury. What I really want to focus on is what people say about RECKLESS LOVE.

Reckless isn’t a word anyone would label God. He’s not reckless, He’s purposeful, in control, GOOD, and loving. Reckless is defined as “without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action” when searched on Bing (it was all I had at the time, don’t judge me).

Does God not think? Does He not care about the consequences?

Of course God cares and thinks. He’s all-knowing!! Reckless is a word we describe the world, easily. The world doesn’t care about the consequences of sin. The world does not hold to God’s standard. The world is nothing like God.

How God reaches His children could be defined as reckless perhaps. He leaves the 99 to go after the 1 that went astray. He chases after His people. He demands our obedience and our attention. He is a jealous God. Do you think it was reckless for God to allow His own son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins? Isn’t it reckless to give love to someone who may or may not ever return that love? That’s what God does every single day. As Christians, we’re amazed by His grace and love. To the world, this kind of love is plain reckless. You wouldn’t see this kind of affection between humans (and if you do, we normally think, man, don’t do that). We don’t deserve His love, but He provides love day in and day out.

God isn’t reckless, but the kind of love He gives IS reckless by the world’s view.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

This verse from Jeremiah reminds me that God’s love for us is greater than our parent’s love for us. Parents do what’s best for their children but God actually has a plan and no matter what our parent’s plans are, God’s will be done. He loves us so much that whatever He does is 100% for our good.

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

Romans 3:23

We don’t deserve God’s love, but He gives it to us freely, and without regret. We all need love, but the greatest love can be found in God through Jesus Christ who died for our sins. The greatest act of love.

LYRICS

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me / You have been so, so good to me / Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me / You have been so, so kind to me / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God / O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine / I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah / When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me / You have been so, so good to me / When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me / You have been so, so kind to me / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God / O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine / I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah / There’s no shadow You won’t light up / Mountain You won’t climb up / Coming after me / There’s no wall You won’t kick down / Lie You won’t tear down / Coming after me / There’s no shadow You won’t light up / Mountain You won’t climb up /  Coming after me There’s no wall You won’t kick down / Lie You won’t tear down / Coming after me / There’s no shadow You won’t light up / Mountain You won’t climb up / Coming after me / There’s no wall You won’t kick down / Lie You won’t tear down / Coming after me / There’s no shadow You won’t light up Mountain You won’t climb up / Coming after me / There’s no wall You won’t kick down / Lie You won’t tear down / Coming after me / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God / O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine / And I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away / O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, yeah

Happy Monday!

I pray we all have a blessed week and find the evidence of God’s love in everything we do.

After creating this blog post, I checked to see if there was any interesting articles on the same topic and I found this one that was humorous. Enjoy!

https://churchfront.com/blog-churchfront/2017/11/8/reckless-love-by-cory-asbury-song-meaning-review-and-worship-leading-tips

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